Brooklyn‘s largest Menorah Lighting takes place on Tuesday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m., marking the start of a festive Hanukkah season in Brooklyn and NYC. This particular menorah is special and unique in that it’s the World’s Largest Menorah, standing over 32 feet tall! It’s been a staple in Grand Army Plaza since 1985. Enjoy live music, hot latkes and gifts for children during the lighting at Grand Army Plaza.
In addition to the Menorah Lighting, there is a host of exciting Hanukkah events taking place in Brooklyn this December, perfect for the entire family. The Jewish Children’s Museum (792 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn) hosts an annual Hanukkah Art Festival from December 17 until the 24. Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities like an olive oil workshop, stained glass art workshops, donut decorating and more.
Check out the Brooklyn Children’s Museum (145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn) for more family friendly Hanukkah events and enjoy the Metlife Early Learner Performance Series musical storytelling of the classic Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins.
Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope (274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn) is having a number of Hanukkah activities. On Wednesday December 17, attend a community candle lighting and a Shabbat Hanukkah celebration will be held on Friday December 19. The Shabbat Hanukkah Celebration kicks off at 5:00 p.m. with a sing-a-long following by a candle lighting at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy Dinner and a Performance by the Yeladudes Theater at 6:30 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. followed by a Ma’ariv evening service. To attend this event, it’s $15 per adult and $7 for children. Children under 2 are free. Come back on Sunday, December 21 for a candle lighting for children with special needs.